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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2005-01-14 09:12 AM
Answer to MoonHunter

You're right of course - the likelihood is dependant on the availability of easy (and comfortable) long distance travel and efficient transport of goods, which is why this is a relatively recent phenomenon in the real world.

Bear in mind however that in a truly magical fantasy universe much of what we do with technology can be achieved with magic (teleport spells, flying ships, bound spirits / minor imps to carry messages, etc). This means that a fantasy world with a medieval of earlier technology might well have more modern culture, at least in some respects. Thus a playground for the rich and famous might well exist.

Another plot hook

Don't forget the paparazzi (or some equivalent) - the rich and famous can get REALLY annoyed about these guys - plenty room for PC fun here, either as the paparazzi trying to unearth an embarrassing story or as a nobleman's bodyguards trying stop them. Go to Comment
Princess Avenue
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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2009-01-10 08:06 AM
very nice articles thank you... evden eve Go to Comment
Princess Avenue
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Ria Hawk's comment on 2007-07-04 02:25 AM
Nice. I like the concept of the "social elite" district, and the potential complications of PCs ending up in the "no poor people allowed" sector. It does seem to me that it has the potential to devolve into Soap Opera Central, if not used properly. Go to Comment
Princess Avenue
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MoonHunter's comment on 2004-12-29 08:51 AM
That is because you have seen Shrek II one time too many. It is a good idea, the dig at modern culture aside. The only thing that limited the existance of such places in the "real world" was the ability to travel. There was a limit to the distance that could be convienently traveled (in comfort). This limited the concentration of rich/ noble/ important people, to only those in a certain area. (Plus how far did the goods have to travel to satisfy them). If you "wave your hand" to that issue, places like this have to exist. Go to Comment
Princess Avenue
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Scrasamax's comment on 2004-12-28 05:54 PM
Already got the ball rolling, besides most of the above listed shops are going to run exorbitant prices. The fantasy equivalent of $3000 dresses, diamond studded shoes, and the most expensive of fragrances. Theatres are a must, as well as reputable establishments for gambling, but it has to be tailored and immaculate, this isnt Vegas, you know. Thanks for the comment, I like the connotation of the Forbidden city, I was slighty fixed on an amalgam of Rodeo Drive, and Fifth Avenue. Go to Comment
Princess Avenue
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Scrasamax's comment on 2013-03-20 11:20 PM
+1 for chocolate golems!

Or for a true spoiled princess gift, the chocolate and caramel homunculus Go to Comment
Princess Avenue
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-12-28 12:57 PM
Don't forget places to waste cash, man! Theatres/gladiatorial arenas, a noble casino or two, an extra-fancy auction house...
the major banks should also be housed in the vicinity, perhaps this area of town could be surrounded by a second city wall, creating a true forbidden city... Go to Comment
Princess Avenue
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Cheka Man's comment on 2005-11-11 05:50 PM
These kinds of locations are my favourite. Go to Comment
Princess Avenue
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punkcasher's comment on 2009-03-13 09:12 AM
Nice post.

Princesses gone wild...lol.

:) Go to Comment
Princess Avenue
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PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2013-03-20 11:12 PM
I enjoy this idea, but I think there could be so much more done with it. Think of all the social fauxpas all the uncouth adventurers could make! Scandal would tarnish their reputation in the cities forever, especially with how gossipy these girls are. And beyond the girls the merchants who cater to these wealthy twits are equally catty and vicious as well I am sure. A rival chocolatier is trying to muscle in? Sabotage, murder, chocolate golems! Go to Comment
Coldfire Urn
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-12-30 11:05 PM
*shrugs*

5/5! Go to Comment
Coldfire Urn
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Scrasamax's comment on 2007-01-25 01:41 PM
Well, in theory a small amount could be placed in a miniature replica of the urn and used as a chilling device. But, the fire has a mystic aspect to it, as normal fire does. Where many accord fire with creativity, passion, and energy, cold-fire saps these things, so the people who had such a magical freezer would eventually find themselves lethargic, bored, and emotionally detached. Go to Comment
Coldfire Urn
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-12-28 01:06 PM
I can but join the crowd in its applause. 5/5 Go to Comment
Coldfire Urn
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Cheka Man's comment on 2004-12-28 08:05 AM
5/5 Very good and a very entertaining tale. Go to Comment
Coldfire Urn
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Cheka Man's comment on 2005-08-28 07:24 PM
Tiny amounts of coldfire might be useful in a *hot* sandy desert. Go to Comment
Coldfire Urn
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-03-19 07:07 PM
5/5 for this wonderful tale. Go to Comment
Coldfire Urn
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-01-25 12:02 PM
Can coldfire be used for non-evil purposes in small amounts, for freezers ect? Go to Comment
Coldfire Urn
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2004-12-28 12:41 PM
Well done Scras. 5/5 Go to Comment
Coldfire Urn
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2005-11-12 04:46 AM
I have already voted for this, but I want to remind people of the old pearls from the Citadel. Scrasamax's stuff has been buried beneath the onslaught of new submissions but should not be forgotten!

Come on people: Check out his posts! Read, be rewarded, reward him. Go to Comment
Coldfire Urn
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2004-12-28 07:51 AM
Awesome. I love how you combined fantasy with realism, Why there is a moon, why the north is frozen. Nice cause and effect tale. Wonderful.

The history of the item makes the tale more plausible. Without that it wouldn't as entertaining. Go to Comment
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